Ditch your highlighter and get busy with your flashcards - Anne Murphy Paul
Winnipeg Manitoba (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
SmarterU.com launches their FLASHCARDS feature as part of their learning management system. Recently, flashcards as a form of practice testing were rated as one of the top knowledge retention methods, as referenced by author Anne Murphy Paul in TIME Magazine, writing about the comprehensive report released January 9,2013 by the Association for Psychological Science.
Traditional flashcards are a tried and true learning tool. In her article “Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques,” Anne Murphy Paul writes “Research shows that the mere act of calling information to mind strengthens that knowledge and aids in future retrieval. While practice testing is not a common strategy — despite the robust evidence supporting it — there is one familiar approach that captures its benefits: using flash cards.”
The SmarterU.com digital FLASHCARDS program allows the learner to “flip” between a question and answer, or image and definition – whatever the instructor wants to have the student reinforce through practice drills. FLASHCARDS can contain text, images, audio or video files.
“One of the strengths of SmarterU.com is our adaptability to the changing needs of the online learning marketplace,” says SmarterU President Dan Belhassen. Our development schedule is under continual review to ensure that we are prioritizing the learning tools, administrative functions, or course creation options that will provide the most immediate benefit to our clients.”
To learn more about how SmarterU.com can help solve training pain for business, franchises or NFPs & Associations, contact Dan Belhassen at sales(at)smarteru(dot)com or call 1-855-885-2469.